Ambassador Deike Potzel

Ambassador Mrs. Deike Potzel
Ambassador Mrs. Deike Potzel© Foreign Office

Welcome, céad míle fáilte, herzlich willkommen!  The Embassy team and I are very pleased that you are interested in our work and in German-Irish relations.

We are delighted that these relations are close, friendly and vibrant. Three hundred German companies employ 20,000 people in Ireland; over half a million Germans visit this beautiful island each year; seven German Academic Exchange Service lectors, the Goethe-Institut and over 1000 German teachers help Irish people to learn German; the Centre for German-Irish Studies at the University of Limerick celebrated its twentieth anniversary this year; and the German-Irish Chamber of Industry and Commerce and the Goethe-Institut work hard every day to make our relations even closer.

Heinrich Böll’s “Irish Journal” is a classic. His love for Ireland is famous all over the world. But did you know that the world première of Handel’s “Messiah” took place in Dublin? Had you heard that German children were fostered by Irish families after the Second World War? And were you aware that Ireland supported German reunification unconditionally and helped to boost support for it among our European Partners?

We have been furthering our relations on these foundations for years. I look forward to discussing the future of our relations with you, how we can overcome challenges such as Brexit, climate change and the spread of digital technology, and how we can promote mutual understanding.

But first of all, I hope you will enjoy finding out more on our website. You will find answers to your questions about passports, visas, the work of the Embassy and plenty more. Have we got you interested in learning more about Germany and its culture and policies? Are you looking for ideas about holidays in Germany or toying with the notion of studying or working there? Our website provides you with a whole range of tips and useful links that can help you with these and other questions.

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Best wishes,

Deike Potzel

Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Dublin

Additional content

H.E. Mrs Deike Potzel introduces herself in this short video.

Greetings by the new German Ambassador to Ireland

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